I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE
Music connects our mind, body,
heart and spirit.
Music connects us to each other, to our loved ones, to our community.
Music connects us to our memories, our culture, our history.
Music connects us across cultures, across ages, across abilities.
Music moves our body.
Music moves our motivation.
Music moves us into growth.
Feather Ridge Music Therapy
Is based in the Hutt Valley and I can work with people here or in the greater Wellington area.
Music expresses our voice,
Music expresses our identity.
A Music Therapist
Uses the power of music to assist a person or group of people with their healing and personal growth.
Is suitable for people of any age, ability or background and you don't need to be musical to participate in music therapy.
If you would like to see music therapists in action or learn more about music therapy visit the Music Therapy NZ website by clicking here.
HOW CAN MUSIC THERAPY HELP?
Music therapy builds on people's strengths and capabilities.
It can help people participate in new ways.
People often respond to music when illness, injury or circumstances might otherwise reduce their function or quality of life.
Music stimulates multiple areas of the brain, inviting physical, emotional, cognitive and expressive responses, while accessing memories and developing new skills.
Music therapy can help with
motor (movement) planning
co-ordination and control
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SESSION?
At your first session the music therapist may invite you to
Tell them about your musical likes and dislikes
Listen to live or recorded music
Play and/or sing with them
Discuss your needs and goals
Other music therapy sessions may involve
Playing the piano, guitar, drums or other instruments
Exploring song lyrics
Exploring the significance and meaning of your music with you
Movement to music
Using familiar or unfamiliar music
The therapist will work with you to decide how many music therapy sessions will best meet your needs.